No terror threats in Cleveland, but preparations still underway

Approaching the 10 year anniversary of 9/11, there have been no threats identifying the City of Cleveland, but there's a general threat that all levels of law enforcement are preparing for with response plans.

There are no check points or random searches planned by the city, but event and intelligence based pedestrian and vehicle stops could happen.

The city is opening their emergency operations center, where the county will have a seat at the table making key equipment ready in various spots in the county.

At Hopkins, there will be increased security, canine units and vehicle inspection checkpoints through September 12th.

Police are also monitoring social media and counting on the thousands of people expected to be Downtown to speak up if they see something suspicious.

Cleveland Police parking restrictions for September 11th are below:

CLEVELAND – To facilitate the movement of traffic in and around downtown Cleveland during the September 11, commemorative events, Chief of Police Michael McGrath announced that in addition to the normal Cleveland Brown home game "Parking Bans" the following streets will be posted "NO PARKING" on Sunday, September 11, 2011, from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m.:

1.  Prospect Ave between Ontario Ave and Superior Ave - BOTH SIDES

2.  Huron Rd East 9th St to Ontario Ave - BOTH SIDES

3.  Huron Rd. West 2nd St to West 3rd St - BOTH SIDES

Violators will be ticketed and towed if parked in violation.  The owner of the car would have to prove ownership of the vehicle and pay all associated fines and fees to have their automobile released from impound.  This can be done at the Cleveland Justice Center located at 1300 Ontario St.; Cleveland, OH  44113.

The Cleveland Division of Police encourages carpooling and the use of public transportation for individuals planning on attending September 11, downtown events.

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